Barack Obama, our next President

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Since: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#1051147 Jan 1, 2014
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>why did Billy Bob Clinton sign the regime change for Iraq and make it law, because he ran out of cigars? maybe...Operation Iraqi Freedom under American law only, specifically the case and precedent for Operation Iraqi Freedom established by President Clinton and carried forward by President Bush. Why did Clinton say it was for freedom--cause he was not for freedom? look at who is dumber than pond scum. Can you say Real dumb Dave?
What was Clinton saying here: The hard fact is that so long as Saddam remains in power, he threatens the well-being of his people, the peace of his region, the security of the world. The best way to end that threat once and for all is with the new Iraqi government, a government ready to live in peace with its neighbors, a government that respects the rights of its people.
...
Heavy as they are, the costs of action must be weighed against the price of inaction. If Saddam defies the world and we fail to respond, we will face a far greater threat in the future. Saddam will strike again at his neighbors; he will make war on his own people. And mark my words, he will develop weapons of mass destruction. He will deploy them, and he will use them.
its all in context and timing, something simple minded people fail to understand. When were those remarks made?

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1051148 Jan 1, 2014
tell it like it is wrote:
<quoted text>
Read the literature for yourself...make an analysis..
You look ignorant when you need al gore to SELL it to you...
I would suggest you do the same.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#1051149 Jan 1, 2014
The Facts About Benghazi

An exhaustive investigation by The Times goes a long way toward resolving any nagging doubts about what precipitated the attack on the United States mission in Benghazi, Libya, last year that killed Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.

The report by David Kirkpatrick, The Times’s Cairo bureau chief, and his team turned up no evidence that Al Qaeda or another international terrorist group had any role in the assault, as Republicans have insisted without proof for more than a year. The report concluded that the attack was led by fighters who had benefited directly from NATO’s air power and other support during the uprising against Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi and that it was fueled, in large part, by anger at an American-made video denigrating Islam.

In a rational world, that would settle the dispute over Benghazi, which has further poisoned the poisonous political discourse in Washington and kept Republicans and Democrats from working cooperatively on myriad challenges, including how best to help Libyans stabilize their country and build a democracy. But Republicans long ago abandoned common sense and good judgment in pursuit of conspiracy-mongering and an obsessive effort to discredit President Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, who may run for president in 2016.

On the Sunday talk shows, Representatives Mike Rogers and Darrell Issa, two Republicans who are some of the administration’s most relentless critics of this issue, dismissed The Times’s investigation and continued to press their own version of reality on Benghazi.

Mr. Issa talked of an administration “cover-up.” Mr. Rogers, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee who has called Benghazi a “preplanned, organized terrorist event,” said his panel’s findings that Al Qaeda was involved was based on an examination of 4,000 classified cables. If Mr. Rogers has evidence of a direct Al Qaeda role, he should make it public. Otherwise, The Times’s investigation, including extensive interviews with Libyans in Benghazi who had direct knowledge of the attack, stands as the authoritative narrative.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/31/opinion/the... ;

"....Republicans have insisted without proof for more than a year"

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#1051150 Jan 1, 2014
LoisLane59 wrote:
January 1, 2014. And so it begins....
...reality setting in.
At last! Welcome to the light! We forgive you.
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#1051151 Jan 1, 2014
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
Are you still going with that lie that conservative groups were targeted by the IRS at the behest of the President Carol? How come not one conservative group was denied 501(c)(4) status? How come the only groups denied were progressive groups?
No, Obama has not expanded the Patriot Act liar, in fact the DOJ under Holder has put restrictions in the use of National Security Letters that the Bush administration used to pry into what books we got from libraries and booksellers and what sites were being accessed on library computers.
PDuhPont

Al bore jackboot licking lemming.

Public libraries and the internet are just THAT.

PUBLIC tax payer domain.

Massholio-IDDDDD-EEE-Yut.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1051152 Jan 1, 2014
What to expect in 2014 with Obamacare:

Medicaid which was designed to help the neediest among us today pays for two of every five babies born in the United States and three of every five people in long-term care facilities in the US.

Obamacare will add another 20 million new Medicaid dependents. According to the Kasier Family Foundation, that Medicaid expansion will add an average of 13% to state budgets in costs for 2014 alone.

Who pays for that expansion to state budgets?

LCN? PDupont? Homer? Realtime?
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#1051153 Jan 1, 2014
Alan Colmes Defends Melissa Harris-Perry:‘Panel Was Mocking GOP, Not Romney’s Black Grandson’

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/alan-colmes-defend...

and since everyone mocks the GOP....what's the big deal?
No Surprize

Largo, FL

#1051154 Jan 1, 2014
waxywaxturd wrote:
<quoted text>
When we Tea Party Patriots take back the country in 2014 because of obama bin Lyin, you commies, brown shirt liberals and moochers will need to learn and fish or cut bait for the next 2 years!!! Teabaggers takin over!!!!!!!!!!
A tea bagger Conneticunt liberal so ashamed of his homosexuality and deviance tea bagging, you tea bagger accuse others of your inbreeding genetic defects...

oh yes, and every neighborhood or blog has a nutjob tea bagger like you tea bagger..

It's the culture....
LCNin

United States

#1051156 Jan 1, 2014
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Suggest you read more information about the Great Depression.
http://uspolitics.about.com/od/economy/tp/wha...
The Feds raised interest rates to curb Wall Street speculation. The banks had loaned money to finance post WWI restoration and then began failing. A five year bull run on the market led to the stock market crash.
Hoover and Congress did raise tariffs to protect the American farmer resulting in a decline in world trade but economists agree that alone did not cause the Great Depression.
The real question is was the New Deal, excessive federal government legislation, increasing the deficit to unprecedented heights, raising taxes, removing the nation from the gold standard, and the birth of big government the right solution to ending the Great Depression.
http://www.u-s-history.com/pages/h1851.html
Amusing cut and past troll stuff on the depression.

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1051157 Jan 1, 2014
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
But there is no denying your low IQ.
For over one hundred years, we've known that carbon dioxide is a heat trapping gas that has caused the acceleration of global warming. Stephen Colbert hit the nail on the head when he said "reality has a well-known liberal bias."
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#1051158 Jan 1, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
Rep. Peter King (R-NY) said Monday that a recent New York Times investigative report on the Sept. 11, 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya was simply a means to dispense with the issue ahead of the 2016 presidential campaign.
"[They want to take the] issue away from Republicans no matter who the Democratic nominee is. Whether or not it's Hillary Clinton, they want this issue taken away, and it's part of a systematic effort here," he said told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.
"This story is meaningless and baseless, and by putting that headline on it — I'm disappointed in how much the media went along with it, by the way," he added.
The report found little evidence that al Qaeda was directly involved in the attack on the U.S. consulate, but rather that the incident was spurred in part by an American anti-Islamic video.
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/peter-k...
but no one can tell us why it's meaningless and baseless. can't cite the FOX myths because FOX can't even cite the FOX myths.
so 'no proof' is yelling no proof. you can see why carol complains that no one pays attention to the nutjob media.
Shame on the YELLOW streaked journalisTics at jackboot licking, broke back. treasnousness charlatan basstard editor wanna be commierades at the New Yawk and hawk Times.

Aint even got sense enough to ask Doanld Trump for help.

Idiot NO ETHICS editor...oughta be fired for treason-AGAINST civil serving Americans, rather than For them!!
LCNin

United States

#1051159 Jan 1, 2014
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Syndicated columnists don't write the headlines or report the news with a progressive bias and why progressive columnists aren't necessary.
It may all be a mass conspiracy
to make Carol look bad?

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1051160 Jan 1, 2014
What to expect in 2014 with Obamacare:

The young and healthy (who have paid low premiums in the past) will see health insurance premiums rise between 50% and 150%.

Employers will continue to cut full-time workers back to part-time to avoid expensive Obamacare-compliant coverage.
No Surprize

Largo, FL

#1051161 Jan 1, 2014
Emeem wrote:
<quoted text>
At last! Welcome to the light! We forgive you.
Shameful hidden location and childish avatar on Topix, you 99Percent still tea bagging, breastfeeding on stupid and paranoia you idiot dumbass..

It's the culture...
LCNin

United States

#1051162 Jan 1, 2014
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
But it's not just blacks who need to smarten up and get mine or anyone's version of common sense. It's all liberals who've become dumbed down.
Even so, Happy New Year to you too. Tomorrow is hopefully the beginning of the end of Obamacare and just the beginning of common sense.
That's what I'm celebrating anyway.
"But it's not just blacks who need to smarten up..."

Auntie carol the leader of Black Americans , once again
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#1051163 Jan 1, 2014
LoisLane59 wrote:
What to expect in 2014 with Obamacare:
Medicaid which was designed to help the neediest among us today pays for two of every five babies born in the United States and three of every five people in long-term care facilities in the US.
Obamacare will add another 20 million new Medicaid dependents. According to the Kasier Family Foundation, that Medicaid expansion will add an average of 13% to state budgets in costs for 2014 alone.
Who pays for that expansion to state budgets?
LCN? PDupont? Homer? Realtime?
Did you happen to catch the news clip yesterday- of the simple, quiet, respectful, spur of the moment, just one to one Fox reporter interview with Katherine Sebelius, as she was heading out of WORK?
Very nicely done, by both women (the reported and Ms. Sebelius).

Really had to feel for Sebeloius-she looked very tired.

And it's no damn wonder!

Bless her in a job-of-torture-daily American heart!
No Surprize

Largo, FL

#1051164 Jan 1, 2014
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
<quoted text>
PDuhPont
Al bore jackboot licking lemming.
Public libraries and the internet are just THAT.
PUBLIC tax payer domain.
Massholio-IDDDDD-EEE-Yut.
PDUPONT is dumbass Dave's Tea Bagger sock...

It's the culture.....

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1051165 Jan 1, 2014
To deal with the onslaught of rising costs, businesses will have no other choice but to fire or lay off workers or cut health insurance benefits for everyone in the company and continue to reduce full-time employees to part-time. Some will simply go out of business.
LCNin

United States

#1051166 Jan 1, 2014
What they will be discovering is that the American way of health coverage is close to the worst and costliest in the developed world. The Affordable Care Act puts a dent in both those features, but doesn't eliminate them.

During 2014, the country will finally start coming to grips with what to do about the features of American healthcare that haven't been measurably improved by the new law. And at the same time, the process of fixing the act's existing flaws will begin — or rather, continue.

"It's important that people realize this is a multi-year process," says Timothy S. Jost, a healthcare expert at Washington and Lee University. "I feel we're bottoming out this year in terms of the disruption of change." The hard work, he says, still lies ahead.

It's crucial that Americans don't allow the disruptions to obscure the positive changes already wrought by the Affordable Care Act, including access to insurance for as many as 20 million people previously locked out of the system by high costs and medical conditions.

Last month, Harold Pollack of the University of Chicago tried to tote up the number of people with a stake in the success of healthcare reform, using statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He counted 1.8 million uninsureds who had received a cancer diagnosis, 2.8 million suffering from diabetes, another million or more diagnoses with stroke, emphysema, heart disease or another serious chronic condition.

Throw in an additional 4.6 million with asthma or other pulmonary condition or liver and thyroid disease, and you've got 10.3 million uninsured Americans with "significant physical health issues." Prior to Obamacare, a huge percentage of these people, perhaps almost all of them, would have been unable to find affordable coverage at all. Now none of them can be excluded or socked with inflated premiums.

That's a population that easily swamps the number of those who are made worse off by the act. That latter figure, moreover, has been systematically overstated, due in part to confusion by customers and lazy news reporting.

There's no question that some people may face higher premiums for equal or lesser benefits than they have enjoyed in the past. That's because providing subsidies for the poorest and sickest Americans requires some policyholders — typically those who are healthier and more affluent — to pay more.

But even those who are griping about higher bills may be better off than they think. Those pre-ACA policies may have been cheap, but the coverage provided by many of them was often so threadbare as to be practically worthless, leaving policyholders one serious illness away from bankruptcy. And many may not realize that they are eligible for government subsidies or Medicaid.

Earlier this month, the Obama administration estimated that the wave of cancellations of pre-ACA plans that caused so much panic in Congress a month or two ago had actually left 500,000 people without coverage. That's a lot in absolute terms, but it's a bit more than 1.5% of the entire estimated market for individual insurance exchange plans, and a far cry from the tens of millions who were predicted not so very long ago to be standing at the edge of a coverage cliff. Under a government initiative announced earlier this month, those who still can't find affordable plans will be offered a "hardship" out, allowing them temporarily to purchase cut-rate plans.

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-hiltzik...
Abolish The Fed

Baltimore, MD

#1051167 Jan 1, 2014
Karma is a_______ wrote:
<quoted text>
No because the GOP controlled Congress passed legislation shortly after he took office preventing it. Where have you been?
So the president didn't sign it?

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